November 29, 2023

Why Russian efforts to push interests in Korea failed to gain traction at 2019 EEF

Security and sanctions discussed at the international forum, but various disputes hindering progress

From September 4-6, leaders and high-level delegates from across Asia, including the two Koreas, convened for the fifth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia. The presence of delegations from both North and South Korea marked the second time officials from both Koreas were at the EEF simultaneously.  

While various countries, including India, Japan, and Mongolia sent their top leaders, officials at the vice-premier level represented Pyongyang and Seoul.